Mumbai Parks and Gardens

(Mumbai / Bombay, Maharashtra, India)

Photo of central parkWith a good mixture of both well-maintained parks and colourful landscaped gardens, Mumbai is home to many important areas of green. Particularly impressive are the Mumbai Hanging Gardens, which have become known for their views as much as their landscaping.

One of the largest and most notable parks in the whole of Mumbai, the Horniman Circle Gardens lie on the southern side of the city, within the Fort district.

Picture of the Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta)

Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens)

Address: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, 400 026, India, IN
The sloping Mumbai Hanging Gardens are of great historical significance, being established in the latter part of the 19th century. With stunning views across the city and trails suitable for early morning joggers, these gardens are a good place to come for a little peace and quiet, with plenty of secluded seating areas available.
Open hours: daily - 17:00 to 21:00
Admission: free

Horniman Circle Gardens

Address: Near Asiatic Library, Mumbai, 400 023, India, IN
Covering around 2.5 acres / 1 hectare, this area was originally known as the Bombay Greens, before the historic Horniman Circle Gardens was established, in the early 1870s. The Horniman Circle itself is surrounded by grand buildings and features a contemporary sculpture in the very centre.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Joseph Baptista Gardens

Address: Bhandarwada Hill Water Reservoir, Mazgaon, Mumbai, 400 010, India, IN
Famed for its stunning views across the docks, the historical Joseph Baptista Gardens suits a range of visitors. Highlights include a playground for young children, a study centre for students, jogger trails for keep-fit fanatics, and even a quiet corner set aside for seniors.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 21:00
Admission: free

Kamala Nehru Park

Address: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, 400 026, India, IN
Kamala Nehru Park enjoys an elevated setting atop Malabar Hill, meaning that there are good views to enjoy, overlooking Marine Drive. Although this park is fairly small in size, it is perfect for families, with a children's play area and nearby seating for the grown-ups.
Open hours: daily - 05:00 to 21:00
Admission: free

Port Trust Gardens

Address: Sasson Docks, Colaba, Mumbai, 400 005, India, IN
At just over 10 acres / 4 hectares in size and within easy reach of Mumbai city centre, the award-winning Port Trust Gardens are known for their native flora and fauna, being home to large numbers of migrating birds. With coastal views, a large greenhouse full of exotic flowers and seating, many locals come here for the picnicking facilities alone.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 22:00
Admission: free

Swapna Nagri Park (Dream Land)

Address: BR Road, Model Town, Mulund, Mumbai, 400 082, India, IN
A glorious park and a great place to spend an afternoon, Swapna Nagri Park is home to plenty of attractions for all ages. Children will enjoy the rides and play areas, while adults will be able to find plenty of secluded spots, perfect for an impromptu picnic.
Open hours: daily - 10:30 to 19:00
Admission: free